Coal gas burnable fuel

Would it be good if carbonaceous fuel (coal, lignite, peat, coke, charcoal, petroleum coke) can be gasified into coal gas and burnable in gas burning boxes (and possibly engines)? I think it would be especially useful for heating the crucible, since gas burning boxes turn off instantaneously.
I found that GT6 does has carbon monoxide, but it seems not to be burnable. Perhaps it would be easiest just to make it burnable? Production of hydrogen from carbonaceous fuel would also possibly be useful though.


While coal gas may be used in internal combustion engines IRL, I think it would possibly deincentivize distillation tower setups since those are way more expensive and complex. So perhaps make it burn in gas turbines but not engines? And perhaps somewhat less efficient than fluidized bed combustion since fluidized bed combustion needs more complex setup for molten calcite, ashes, and steam.


I think this is way more complicated than just Carbon Monoxide.


Definitely way more complicated than just carbon monoxide. But since there already is carbon monoxide, and that one is definitely combustible, I think it might also be an option to just give burning values to existing carbon monoxide gas.
Also, coal is more complicated than just carbon. Speaking of elements it also has hydrogen and oxygen and so on. And it’s because of this hydrogen content that the gas generated when heating coal strongly in the absence of air contains hydrogen compounds including hydrogen and hydrocarbons.


Oh, that may need to add a pyrolysis furnace, which is what I want to add. But at present, Greg is lazy. He doesn’t seem to want to make this too complicated. Even though he promised two years ago, he hasn’t joined.
In addition, some uses of carbon monoxide in gt6 are unknown. It seems that it is only a by-product of some chemical reactions, and can not even be used as gaseous fuel. It can fill the laser, but it has no use.
In addition, if really want to add a pyrolysis furnace (although it’s unlikely, Greg doesn’t care about GT more and more. Last time, he edit the code a little after 10 days on GitHub), I hope the texture will look better. The texture of gt5u is fxxking shit.


Please dont conflate me playing factorio with a fellow factorio addict as me not caring. XD


Oh, what else can factorio learn from GT6?
Carbon monoxide is really useless. It can’t even be used as a fuel as in reality.
Maybe you can add a recipe like steam + coke dust = water gas in new machines such as reforming reactors.
It’s 2022. GT6 has been six years. It’s time to add some promises.


Happy playing Greg. Just come back when you like.


Only for reference:
The coal gas added in GT++ can use 16 coal+1000L steam in the pyrolysis oven to produce 2880L coal gas and 10 coke in the programming circuit = 22. In addition, you can also use 20 logs + 1000L steam to produce 24 charcoal and 1440L coal gas under the selection circuit = 20.

In GT++, coal gas can only be used as fuel for gas turbine. In fact, it should be able to distill out carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, hydrogen and less hydrocarbons (such as methane)


You can always submit PR’s yourself too you know. :wink:


Supercoder’s GT6 gun mod adds coal gas too while we’re at it.

No clue if this thing is still updated for current gregtech, all I remember is the coal gas being sorta overpowered.

Bit of a rambly off-tangent but: by the way @Mr.CHEN

“greg is lazy”

Frankly, I find that attitude preposterous. You’re fairly active in this forum so I remember a few of your posts, and the general feel I get from your post is you saying that “greg should add x and greg should add y, why is he ignoring my requests? I want him to add stuff I want!”

Greg has been developing GregTech as a whole for roughly a decade and has been developing GT6 for 6+ years and he’s on IRC all day ready to answer anyone’s questions and is more than ready to fix any reproducible bugs that are presented to him, or even fix/improve broken interactions. One time I was playing on a server with a guy that wanted to make a base as far as possible from any water sources, and I thought of melting down snow in a crucible. Turned out to be a bit of a broken interaction because you couldn’t actually pour the water from the crucible, because crucible code and other things. So the guy just rolls up his sleeves and hey presto, less than a day later he’s got a development version with several brand new snow to water conversion, when I hadn’t even asked him anything. That right there is antithesis of lazy in my opinion.

You want something only you want done and you want it done quickly? Maybe you should take a page from your book and add it yourself then. As Overmind said, you can make your own pull requests for stuff you want if you’re not lazy.



And definitely not idle, there’s been over 2676 commits in git just since it’s been public, and a whole lot more before that, with builds happening on an almost multi-daily basis, he’s anything but lazy. But again, it is open source, feel free to open PR then the code can be hashed out and finalized then merge! ^.^


Apart from times when that guy above me decides to play Factorio with me, then suddenly everything crawls to more than just a halt. XD


/me coughs and hacks

Mmm, sorry, bit of covid there. ^.^;

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This post is a little off topic
My idea is too selfish. I’m sorry